During the month of November the Christian Community takes time to remember all their beloved dead. As Pope Francis says, remembering and praying for our dead enables us “to have a truly realistic vision of the lives they lived, to understand the meaning and the value of the good they accomplished, their strength, their commitment and their generous and unselfish love,” It also helps us, he believes to, “understand the meaning of a life that aspires not to an earthly homeland, but to a better, heavenly homeland.”
During this month there are different ways we can call to mind our loved ones who have died. We can pray for them, attend Mass, visit their graves and be comforted in the hope that Jesus gives us through his death and Resurrection. These resources provide ideas and activities for families, schools, parishes, those at home, to take some time to remember in a special way those who have died.
- Remembering Our Beloved Dead In November
- Prayer on Visiting the Grave of a Loved One
- Liturgy For The Month Of November
- Remembrance Reflection
- Create your own Litany of Saints
- Saints of the Diocese of Derry by Deanery